Please note that there are NO pillows onboard
  • Sleeping bag (with liner if you wish) and a pillow.   A small self inflating pillow from camping stores works very well in conjunction with some other padding underneath, clothes for example.
  • Non marking rubber soled shoes (for use on board) and sea boots or non marking boots that can get wet (rather than your feet) if the weather turns foul.
  • Over clothing.  You need weather proof clothing for foul  weather.  Don't forget that the ambient temperature out at sea is usually much cooler than on land and that we are in the changeable British Isles, so some thermal layers should be brought along as well.
  • Try to travel light, but do not skimp on warm or waterproof layers.
  • If you take any medication, you must bring enough for the trip plus some spare in case we are delayed due to bad weather.   You must also bring any dosing and administering instructions for the medication in case it becomes necessary for it to administered by a third party.  It is also important to declare any special medical conditions to the skipper before going aboard.
  • Food and drink.   You are welcome to bring any special foods or particular likes with you.  On board catering is taken care of usually on the evening before the trip and the costs shared.  See below.
  • Safety. The boat has maintained equipment: life jackets, life lines, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment on board, enough for everyone.  Buoyancy aids as used on the Harp are NOT suitable.


The most convenient shop is the Aldi supermarket next to the marina.  There is also a Morrison’s supermarket at the top of the high street which can also be reached easily by road (3mins).   There is also an Asda behind Haslar Marina and a Waitrose in the Town Centre.



M27 -  junction 11 (Gosport and Fareham).

A27 – Fareham – follow signs to Gosport.

At the roundabout with Tesco (RHS) turn left under the bridge onto A32.

Follow A32 and signs to Gosport.

Continue (long road) on A32 to Gosport, eventually Spinnaker Tower comes into view.

Pass:   Weevil Lane on left

            Harbour Road on left

            Turn left into Gosport Marina entrance just before The Castle Tavern.

            The car park entrance is on the left with a barrier.   There are special rates for Yachting charters.


Portsmouth Harbour Station/ Coach Terminus.  Turn left and walk 50-70m to the Gosport Ferry.

Take the Gosport Ferry - For tickets and prices - see here

From the ferry, walk straight, then right at the road and follow the Millennium Waterfront Trail for 50 metres to the marina entrance on the right next to The Castle Tavern.


Go to the marina office and state the boat, Brisbane Star, so that you can get a swipe key fob for entry to the marina and the showers/toilets.  Go along the waterfront to the other entry gangway by the Boathouse Cafe, use the fob and turn left at the bottom.   Take the third pontoon on the right (concrete), Pontoon H.  Brisbane Star is towards the far end on the right hand side in berth 16.

Updated: April 2024